EPA praised for scientific transparency efforts

Nov. 13, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to end secret science in regulation by requiring publicly available data in any rulemaking:

“We welcome reports that the EPA is finally moving to advance its long-stalled proposal to ensure that only high-quality, reliable and, most important, transparent scientific research and evidence is used by the agency to design and promulgate regulations. But we hope that action will not end there and urge the President to extend the principles of the proposed regulation to all departments and agencies of government through an Executive Order.

“It is critical to ensuring the accountability of the regulatory process that all data used by government in designing regulations be publicly available for review, demonstrated to be reproducible and preferably, peer-reviewed. The days of using “secret science” to support regulation of dubious quality and questionable benefit — and in some cases, harm to the public — must end.”

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